Meet Yogi, who wasn’t the breed his owner thought he was.
A woman named Sue Markham had brought a puppy home from a local shelter and told her husband that it was a Jack Russell puppy as he was not keen on having a big dog in the house. He believed her and agreed to keep him, the puppy was named Yogi. Yogi, however, was far from being the size of a Jack Russell.
Turns out that Yogi was actually a Boston great dane! Now 9 years later, Yogi is a fully-grown and healthy great dane. Sue’s husband, Robert Markham, was shocked after learning the truth about Yogi but still loves him with all his heart. He was not even upset that Sue had told him a small lie at all!
Boston great danes usually weigh an average of 135 lbs but Yogi weighs about 200 lbs, which is 65 lbs more than the average weight. Yogi also measures 6’11” in length! That is the height of a NBA player!
When Yogi was 5 months old, Sue had noticed that he was already bigger than any Jack Russell terriers that he came across. Due to Yogi’s gigantic size, the couple had to use a horse blanket to keep him warm during winter. Even though it was originally meant to fit horses, the blanket fits Yogi perfectly!
Look how big Yogi is! Due to his size, Yogi usually naps on the family couch, which is more than enough for him. The couple are also able to sit beside Yogi when he is resting on the couch.
Despite his size, Yogi is a friendly and outgoing dog. He even befriended a neighborhood cat, which the couple had named him Toffee. Even though Toffee is not their cat, he drops by their house regularly to cuddle against Yogi!
Of course, keeping a big dog also means higher food costs. The couple spends about $235 a month on just Yogi’s food every month! His typical breakfast is shown in the photo below, look at the amount of food Yogi eats every morning!
Even though Yogi was not a Jack Russell terrier like the couple had expected, they still love Yogi for who he is: A loving gentle giant!
Can you imagine what it will be like to bring home a puppy of a small breed but it is the exact opposite in size? Check out a video of Yogi’s story below!